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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson meets boy who saved brother with San Andreas move

The young boy visited the actor on the set of his new film Skyscraper.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has met a young boy he publicly commended for rescuing his brother using a move from his film San Andreas.

Jacob O'Connor, 10, discovered his two-year-old brother Dylan floating face down in their grandmother's pool in July (17), and raced to the tot's aid, reviving him by performing lifesaving chest compressions.

O'Connor told reporters from his local U.S. TV station WXYZ 7 News in Detroit that he learned the emergency procedure from watching Johnson's 2015 action film.

"There was an earthquake, then it caused a tsunami and then there was a daughter that was drowning and he had to get her out and he did the same thing," the little boy recalled of the blockbuster.

In response to Jacob's heroics, Johnson took to Twitter last month (Aug17) and heaped praise on the "real life hero".

"Wow amazing story," the movie star tweeted. "Giving you a Twitter (high five) Jacob for saving your little brother's life. You're a real life hero. We're all proud of you!"

And to make sure little Jacob understood what a hero he was, the action star invited the youngster to join him on the Vancouver, Canada set of Skyscraper.

"Ladies and gentlemen, I finally met this real life 10yr old hero, Jacob O'Connor," he wrote on Instagram. "He rescued his 2yr old brother after finding him facedown in their pool."

"I said, not only do I shake hands, but when I meet heroic kids, I give hugs... now get in here," he added. "Despite the fact I looked like 9 ways of hell, battered and bloodied from my scenes, Jacob reluctantly, gave me a hug. A very special day we had on our #Skyscraper set. #JacobOConnor #Hero."

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